EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn — A man was killed by a suspected drunk driver following a crash on the Belt Parkway in Brooklyn early Monday, police said.
It happened just after 1 a.m. on the Belt Parkway near the Pennsylvania Avenue exit, authorities said.
A man driving a BMW i8 was traveling on the left side of the westbound lanes when he rear ended a Honda Pilot, also on the left lane, police said.
When police responded to the scene, they had activated their emergency lights on the left lane.
A 2019 Nissan Rogue was traveling at an apparent high rate of speed when it collided with the rear of the police vehicle, according to police.
The police vehicle then struck the BMW driver, who was standing next to his car, authorities said.
The collision sent the man, identified as 35-year-old Peter Tse, over the guardrail and onto the eastbound lanes of the highway, according to cops.
Tse was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Nissan driver, 35-year-old Audrey Edmond, was arrested and faces charges of manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, driving while intoxicated, speeding violation and driving while ability impaired – alcohol, cops said.
No other injuries were reported as a result of the incident.